Summary Of Web Resources
Different is Just…Different! Interactive Whiteboard:
Related website http://www.ktompkins.com/Different.html
Differences: A Coloring Book for Children
From the creators: ‘Launched in September 2008, dysTalk is an information- sharing social enterprise devised by Will Orr-Ewing and Josh Pull. Our five-word mantra for the project is “helping your child learn better.” It’s for parents of children who are looking for information on how to optimize their child’s learning. dysTalk provides information on specific learning difficulties that may be undermining a child’s performance as well as learning strategies that can potentially be applied to all children of all abilities.’
An online resource for teachers and community stakeholders, including teaching methods, case studies, news and research, discussion forum, books and software
From L’Arche: ‘A tool to help build inclusion, understanding and community in your classroom or school. Recommended for Intermediate and Senior High School Health, Career Education, Character Education, Guidance, Social Studies, Civics, Citizenship.’
Jean Vanier: A Canadian Inspiring the World
Learning about Differences
An article for teachers. Foster empathy for those who are different with these simple ideas.
PATH and MAPS
Printable Resources Online
http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/854/1029 an article about why it is important to use literature
http://www.best-childrens-books.com/childrens-books-about-disabilities.html contains links to other book lists
http://www.inclusive-education.ca/resources/documents/inclusive_booklist.pdf all books available (at time of site development) in Canada
Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers
The StopGap School Project involves education centred around disability, accessibility, and inclusion for the elementary school grades. Core lessons include the community accessibility audit, outreach to local businesses with single stepped entryways, and painting and delivering ramps! This year-long learning adventure gets students out of the classroom and into their school’s local neighbourhood.
Teacher-Student Communication Maximizing the Impact of Daily Interactions
An online resource guide for classroom teachers, including lesson plans, tips for managing the classroom, embarking on a teaching career, managing students with special needs, etc.